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Consequences of compulsive gambling can’t be laughed off

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Consequences of compulsive gambling can’t be laughed off When I was a senior at Vestal High School, a few friends and I decided to go on a road trip to the Atlantic City casinos. In the 1980s, the East Coast casinos were all the rage. The allure of an exciting adventure by a group of boys just turned 18 seems irresistible. Who wouldn’t enjoy the glamor and glitz of going to a newly opened casino? ...

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wmarincic
October 19, 2013
7:32 a.m.

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Ed Leighton a great letter, gambling is the sane thing as doing drugs, in the beginning you start out to have a little fun and sooner or later you end up full blown addicts. Casino's are like opium dens.

MMRMIKE68
October 19, 2013
7:36 a.m.

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Ed, u saw one man crying on the stairs in a casino filled with thousands of adults laughing and having a good time, and aiding the economy; one man..............m

ronzo
October 19, 2013
9:20 a.m.

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Ed: And if you've ever visited the Saratoga Racino, you'd observe a bunch of blue hair people, all with angry looks on their faces, pumping their Social Security checks into the slot machines. If they call that fun, I can only imagine what their excitement might be to plop down their entire SS check on a poker table, then go home and complain that they have to eat dog food, after they've applied for government assistance that the taxpayers are stuck paying for the results of their "fun".

wmarincic
October 19, 2013
11:37 a.m.

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MMRMIKE68 if a person is blowing their disposable or not so disposable income on gambling rather than purchasing products and services, how is that helping the economy. I just came back from a meeting in Vegas, I did not see very many happy people gambling.

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